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You could mount your root partition that is on your SSD (usually double clicking the drive icon from the desktop or file manager). If you see multiple partitions/drives you may need to mount them all to find the correct one (the one with the etc folder). Open the etc folder and from there open the lsb-release file. This will contain the distribution ...


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Resolved! The problem was that I was trying to hook the iso to my SATA controller, instead to my IDE controller. So: Remove the first blank IDE controller Add gparted iso to the IDE controller. Make sure it's set to Primary Master (not sure if mandatory, this worked for me).


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Update: Rewriting the same image to USB a second time prevented the login screen from appearing. Reproduced on HP Elitebook Folio 1040 with the image from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/contribute/?version=16.04.1&architecture=amd64 Downloaded and copied to USB with usb-creator-gtk 0.2.23. $ sha1sum ubuntu-16.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso ...



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